|92-94 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Dalem needs a few swirls before it really starts to show off all its vibrant black cherries, kirsch and black raspberry scents, followed by hints of camphor, pencil shavings and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of crunchy black fruits with loads of freshness and perfume and a soft, approachable texture, finishing with a minty kick."
91 DECANTER: "Another good wine from Fronsac here, a little more chocolate and black truffle than some, has a gourmet edge that is well matched by minerality. Overall a seductive feel to this while still wanting to be taken seriously. One to look out for. A yield of 41hl/ha. 80% malo in barrel, 40% new oak."
92-93 JAMEs SUCKLING: "Blueberries, minerals, slate and stone. It’s medium-bodied with medium,polished tannins and a linear finish. Nice balance. Lovely length to this."
93-95 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Dalem has a superb bouquet with sensual, pure black fruit that entice you in. It is beautifully integrated with the oak. The palate is well balanced with supple tannins, pin-point acidity and a harmonious, satin-textured finish that is pure delight. One of the best Dalems ever produced. Bravo. Tasted twice with consistent notes." - Neal Martin
90-92 ANTONIO GALLONI: "The 2019 Dalem is a racy, sumptuous wine with no hard edges, tons of fruit density and impeccable balance. Ripe dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice and menthol build as this flamboyant Fronsac shows off its considerable appeal. The 2019 is impressive. Its as simple as that. Tasted two times."
91-93 THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Dark in color, the wine is full-bodied, lush, rich and supple. On the palate, you find loads of sexy, juicy freshness, dark chocolate and fruit that hits it just right, and the wine sells for song."
91-93 JEB DUNNUCK: "This estate continues to deliver, and the 2019 Château Dalem is another winner. Loads of crème de cassis and jammy blackberry fruits as well as spice and tobacco notes emerge from this beauty, which is full-bodied and has a great texture, impeccable balance, and no shortage of length on the finish. It´s going to put a smile on your face for at least a decade."